Landon, start taking accountability of dealers and compasses throughout the day.
Tamer dropped onto his knees and held out two compasses: the original and a second without the wear of time around its edges.
Both compasses lit up as the next name on the list appeared.
"Take these," he said, tossing the compasses to her.
I'm going to pick up more compasses from Tamer, Gabe said.
The needles of the primitive compasses, being made of iron, would require frequent re-magnetization, and a " stone " for the purpose of " touching the needle " was therefore generally included in the navigator's outfit.
These degrees were, when necessary, repeated along the stem by the employment of a pair of compasses till 80 degrees were marked off.
It is also more particularly applied to a mathematical instrument ("pair of compasses") for measuring or for describing a circle, and to the mariner's compass.
Local magnetic disturbance of the needle due to magnetic rocks is observed on land in all parts of the world, and in certain places extends to the land under the sea, affecting the compasses on board the ships passing over it.
4 shows the mounting of a Thomson card on its pivot, which in common with the pivots of most other compasses is made of brass, tipped with osmium-iridium, which although very hard can be sharply pointed and does not corrode.
All compasses are fitted with a gimbal ring to keep the bowl and card level under every circumstance of a ship's motion in a seaway, the ring being connected with the binnacle or pedestal by means of journals or knife edges.
The binnacles or pedestals for compasses are generally constructed of wood about 45 in.
A trained observer acting under the superintendent of compasses is charged with this important work.
The superintendent, who is a naval officer, has to investigate the magnetic character of the ships, to point out the most suitable positions for the compasses when a ship is designed, and subsequently to keep himself informed of their behaviour from the tin g e of the ship's first trial.
A museum containing compasses of various types invented during the 19th century is attached to the Compass Observatory at Deptford.
The Chinese name for the compass is ting-nan-ching, or needle pointing to the south; and a distinguishing mark is fixed on the magnet's southern pole, as in European compasses upon the northern one."
In 1820 Peter Barlow reported to the Admiralty that half the compasses in the British Navy were mere lumber and ought to be destroyed.
After that they took his right hand, placed it on something, and told him to hold a pair of compasses to his left breast with the other hand and to repeat after someone who read aloud an oath of fidelity to the laws of the Order.